I found these vintage children’s bookends in a box of paraphernalia that came from my grandmother’s house. I fell in love with their little mischievous faces. I also find it hilarious that their boat is named “Pequod,” which is the name of Ishmael’s boat in _Moby Dick_ that tragically sinks and leaves Ishmael the only survivor. So I guess these guys must be Ishmaels. True to their name, they have survived culling; I have saved them and given them a home on the bookshelf in Baby T’s room. Which, incidentally, is starting to come together. I love it when I find little gems like my Ishmaels.